Author: Annie Ward
Publisher: Park Row Books/Harper Collins
Release Date: March 5, 2019
*I received an advanced review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
Summary: Maddie and Ian met overseas. She was a travel writer, and he worked for the army. After much drama, they fell in love, and eventually, the pair got married and created a life together in the United States. But this reunion has not always been easy going for the couple. There is history of PTSD, an unexplained accident during a family camping trip, and the new writing therapy sessions with a therapist. These events build and build, over time, right up until that dreadful afternoon, the afternoon of the 911 call that leads to the end, or possibly the beginning.
My Review: This book is extremely interesting in so many ways. Like most thrillers, it has the usual build-up, anticipation, and multiple points of view that most thrillers have, but it also has much more.
This book has something that not many other thrillers have, and that is a deep, engaging backstory into the lives of the main characters, Maddie, Ian, and Maddie’s best friend, Jo. The back story deals with real issues that hook you in just as much as the plot twists and main action does.
The story was well paced and flipped back and forth several times from present day to past, but this was done seamlessly and effortlessly. The ending, well, I thought I had it all figured out about halfway through, and I was sure proven wrong.
My only issue with the book was that the ending left me wanting more of a resolution. Not all aspects of the story were tied up and this left me in somewhat of a cliff-hanger. This would have been fine if I knew there was a second book, but I really do not know that at all. Perhaps there is one planned and a reader can only hope.
I rated the book four stars on my good reads.